This year’s holiday season is a little different than years past and communities everywhere are searching for more of the usual joy that is normally quite prevalent at this time of year. Famous Artists Limited, a production company, brought together creative minds, musical talent and powerful technology to bring some of that joy to their community. The world premiere production of “An Immersive Christmas Carol” debuted this December in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The socially safe audio-visual experience illuminates the Roedde House Museum using nine Epson LightScene accent lighting laser projectors as guests walk through the Victorian home of Vancouver’s first bookbinder. Fully restored and furnished to reflect Victorian times, the house offers the perfect setting for a digital representation of the Charles Dickens’ classic.
Bill Allman, producer at Famous Artists Limited, and Joel Grinke, an experiential designer and creative director for the project, wanted to create a socially distant outing for the entire community. Although the project has been in the works for years, Allman and Grinke saw the opportunity to make it happen this year with the help of partners and family members. With original music composed by Matt Grinke and Epson’s carefully hidden Epson laser projectors providing visual suspense along the way, guests will experience chains clanking, spirits appearing and voices swirling as they walk in the footsteps of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Taking place now through December 19th at the Roedde House Museum, timed entry tickets are restricted to visitor groups of no more than five people at a time for both safety and a more intimate experience. Epson supported the production by lending the projectors free of charge.